Bug made me just about pee my pants last night. We were sitting on my bed reading the bedtime story when he stops and pats my belly. He looks up at me and says "There is a baby in there." "Yep, it's growing so it can come out" I said. He poked at my belly for a few more seconds and says "You are getting bigger." then he points to my chest and asks "What is growing in there?" He comes up with the funniest things. He asked last week if the baby was going to come out of my mouth when it was ready. After I told him no, he looks at me, all knowing and says "Oh, so your belly will just pop and the baby comes out." After the fact it occurred to me I could have told him how he and Buddy were born (c-section) and not been too graphic. This is actually something I have been thinking about for a while now. I don't want my kids to have this ingrained fear of childbirth. That is a big part of what is wrong with maternity care in our country, in my opinion. We don't talk about it to our children, so when they have their children, they are usually going into it blind. Most people don't do a ton of research and learning and reading unless they know someone or have had themselves and negative experience. I want my kids to know that is it a normal, natural and healthy process that you don't need to be afraid of. That being said, I also don't necessarily want them to be there at delivery. I would just find that too distracting in the hospital setting, and I don't think it would be allowed as they are still so young. Lots to think about.
But now I need to go and do a load of laundry and switch over the dishes while Buddy is sleeping.